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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration VISN Program Manager- Pharmacist (PMOP) in San Diego, California

Summary The VISN 22 Pharmacy Program Manager - Pain Management, Opioid Safety, and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PMOP) supports VISN 22 and Facility Pain POC/Clinical Leads in the coordination of pain management, opioid safety, and prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP)-related initiatives and implementation of VHA and the Joint Commission standards. Responsibilities The VISN 22 PMOP Coordinator will provide consultation and support to VISN and facility leadership concerning planning and coordination of the programmatic responsibilities related to policy and services in pain management, opioid safety, and prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs).The duties for the VISN 22 PMOP Coordinator may include (but are not limited to): Working in close collaboration and supporting the VISN and Facility Pain POCs/Pain Leads, Primary Care (PACT) Pain Champions, Academic Detailing pharmacists, the Pain Management Team (PMT)/Pain Clinic team members, and other stakeholders. Supporting a high functioning VISN Pain Committee/Pain Community of Practice that includes stakeholders from across the VISN, and supporting subcommittees, task forces/work groups as indicated. Developing processes/procedures to ensure implementation and compliance with national policy related to pain management, opioid safety and risk mitigation strategies, Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution (OEND), management of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), initiatives in compliance with national policy, clinical practice guidelines, and regulatory requirements. Providing VISN-wide facility support for community provider opioid prescribing practice reviews as required by the MISSION Act Section 131. Providing VISN-wide facility support for Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI) and data-based risk reviews for opioid-exposed patients (including Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM) data-based reviews), and other interdisciplinary pain care forums. Supporting and tracking full implementation of the Stepped Care Model for Pain Management (SCM-PM), including high functioning PMTs/Pain Clinics at all facilities. Supporting the implementation of at least one CARF-accredited interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation program in each VISN and expanding access to CARF pain programs VISN-wide. Supporting access to tertiary advanced diagnostic and therapeutic interventional pain care modalities. Supporting access to integrative health modalities. Supporting and facilitating veteran outreach events, inclusive of women's health initiatives for pain management. Facilitating VISN-wide implementation of the OUD stepped care model within facilities, in particular for Step 1 of the Stepped Care for Opioid Use Disorder Train-the-Trainer (SCOUTT) program expansion, e.g., within PMTs/Pain Clinics. Identifying opioid safety improvement and risk mitigation opportunities for facility leadership and developing strategic planning efforts in accordance with VA policy, inclusive of, but not limited to PDMP compliance, urine drug screening, and establishing population management processes for targeted risk mitigation. Collaborating to evaluate acute pain care prescribing and processes at the facility and leading improvement opportunities. Developing and tracking VISN and facility level dashboards regarding pain management, opioid safety, and PDMP, including key parameters such as access, productivity, workload, and staffing. Measuring and reporting quality and compliance outcomes related to pain management, opioid safety, and PDMP. Partnering with Academic Detailing and other stakeholders to monitor and disseminate best clinical practices related to PMOP initiatives. Reporting to the PMOP office quarterly, with a formal written report at least twice a year describing progress in implementing PMOP office initiatives and status of pain management and opioid safety initiatives and mandates throughout the VISN. Collaborating with and supporting medical centers' responses to formal, sensitives inquiries related to pain and opioid safety per patient reported concerns as presented by Patient Advocacy, Executive Leadership, VISN, Congressional, or others. Performing site visits, either in person or virtual, as directed by PMOP program office or VISN leadership. Preparing responses to formal inquiries from the PMOP office. Performing other related duties as assigned by PMOP and SCS leadership In addition to the above duties, the VISN 22 PMOP coordinator is expected to be involved in the clinical care delivery at a VA facility within their VISN equivalent to 20% of their time, such as in a TelePain program. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Telework: Available Virtual: Available, but the selectee must be located within V22 catchment area with one of our medical centers as servicing VA Position Title/Functional Statement #:VISN Program Manager- Pharmacist (PMOP)/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Education (1) Graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited College or School of Pharmacy with a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy (BS Pharmacy) and/or a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Verification of approved degree programs may be obtained from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, Illinois 60602-5109; phone: (312) 664-3575, or through their Web site at: (NOTE: Prior to 2005 ACPE accredited both baccalaureate and Doctor of Pharmacy terminal degree program. Today the sole degree is Doctor of Pharmacy.) (2) Graduates of foreign pharmacy degree programs meet the educational requirement if the graduate is able to provide proof of achieving the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Commission (FPGEC) Certification, which includes passing the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination (FPGEE) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT). Licensure. Full, current and unrestricted license to practice pharmacy in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia. The pharmacist must maintain current registration if this is a requirement for maintaining full, current, and unrestricted licensure. A pharmacist who has, or has ever had, any license(s) revoked, suspended, denied, restricted, limited, or issued/placed in a probationary status may be appointed only in accordance with the provisions in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Chapter 3, section B, paragraph 16 NOTE: Individuals who have or have had multiple licenses and had any such license revoked for professional misconduct, professional incompetence or substandard care, or who surrendered such license after receiving written notice of potential termination of such license by the State for professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or substandard care, are not eligible for appointment to the position unless such revoked or surrendered license is fully restored (38 U.S.C. § 7402(f)). Effective November 30, 1999, this is a requirement for employment. This requirement does not apply to licensed pharmacists on VA rolls as of that date, provided they maintain continuous appointment and are not disqualified for employment by any subsequent revocations or voluntary surrenders of State license, registration or certification English Language Proficiency. Pharmacists must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Preferred Experience: Leadership experience in program development/management or oversight or a VISN or complex Facility Pharmacy Program area (e.g., Pain Management Program). Proficient use of national data sources (e.g., Academic Detailing reports, Pharmacy Benefits Management, VSSC, BISL, etc.). Grade Determinations:GS-14 VISN Program Manager Experience. In addition to the GS-13 requirements, must have 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level Demonstrated KSAs. The KSAs shown below apply to all assignments at this grade level, and the specific KSA designated by an asterisk (*) applies to assignment 2 and 3. Skill in persuading others and gaining cooperation to accomplish goals. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing regarding complex clinical and technical issues. Skill in utilizing regulatory and quality standards to develop and implement operational programs. Skill in managing multiple and diverse people or programs. Skill in utilizing available resources to support the mission and goals of the organization. Ability to plan, organize and direct the functions of the pharmacy staff. References: VA Handbook 5005, Appendix G15The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-14. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is GS-14 Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019 Education IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education. Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Pandemic Telework Program: Due to COVID-19, the VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. [Management officials will provide information about returning to the official, pre-pandemic worksite, when applicable.] At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health-related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.